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DiploNews – Issue 434 – 4 January 2022

Upcoming study opportunities

NEW! Executive online training for diplomats and business leaders

1–11 February 2022

🎯 Diplo’s new ‘Navigating the Era of Uncertainty: Skills and tools for addressing future AI and digital challenges’ training is created to help diplomats and business leaders address the effects of current and future tech advancements.

The 10-day intensive and interactive training will equip you with the skills and tools for approaching these future challenges. 

To learn more and enrol head to https://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/executive-training

◆ Applications open for Diplo’s Winter 2022 online courses!

Register now to reserve your place in our popular winter courses:

👉🏼 Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 17 January 2022

For further information and to apply, click the course titles above or visit Diplo’s course catalogue.

◆ Need financial assistance? Scholarships available!

Thanks to the support from the government of Malta, partial scholarships are available for applicants from developing countries to attend upcoming Diplo online courses. These scholarships cover 30%–60% of course fees and can be applied to most online courses in 2022. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information.

Upcoming events

◆ 7th Geneva Engage Awards – What is Geneva’s digital footprint?

Join us on Tuesday, 1 February at 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC), register now! The annual Geneva Engage Awards examine Geneva’s global footprint and online presence by: 

  • Recognising International Geneva actors in their social media outreach and engagement
  • Analysing Geneva’s web relevance through website traffic data and SEO scores
  • Looking at Geneva’s role in leading online meetings and the future of conferencing

Main takeaways from our recent events

◆ Learning from the past, looking to the future – A historical journey #11

In the last stop of this year-long journey, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo) revisits different stages in the historical journey of diplomacy and technology, while taking a look at what the future might offer. Watch the recording of the last episode, and learn more on the history of diplomacy and technology.

Blogs and publications

◆ Year in review: The digital policy developments that defined 2021

In her latest blog post, Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila (Director of Digital Policy, Diplo) offers a month-by-month run-down of the digital policy developments that defined 2021. Read it here!

◆ Digital accessibility in Kenya after COVID-19

In her blog post, Judith Okite writes about Kenya’s digital reaction to the covid pandemic, and how this highlighted a major setback: the problem of digital accessibility in Kenya. Read it here!

Latest on Diplo’s YouTube

◆ What are NFTs? Diplo Expert Explains

In this video, Diplo’s Head of Online Meetings Arvin Kamberi takes us on a brief journey explaining what non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all about. Watch it here!

◆ Studying with Diplo online!

  In this new video, we answer the most important questions about studying online with Diplo. Watch it here!

◆ In case you haven’t subscribed to Diplo’s YouTube channel for live events, exclusive series by our experts and more, you can do it by clicking here.

Don’t miss…

◆ Reporting from the OEWG 2021-2025 first substantive session

The Geneva Internet Platform’s (GIP) Digital Wacth Observatory has published reports from a number of sessions at the OEWG 2021-2025 first substantive session. On the dedicated page you can also find an interactive map showing which stances countries have taken on a number of issues. Check them out here!

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